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Thread: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Practicality is anti-social, so that's for the better.
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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    What's practical to you isn't automatically practical to someone else.

    Supposing practicality is projection. Therefore, anti-social in denying another's faculty of judgment.

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Only in the daktoria alternate reality does such an idea make any sense at all.

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Only in the daktoria alternate reality does such an idea make any sense at all.
    Conform to the system. It loves you.

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    I thought Bain is going to buy California for a dollar after the November election.

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    A lot of people have been wondering how Romney can get the Hispanic vote. Well this is how.

    He can deport all Hispanic illegal immigrants to California, and then sell California to Mexico. Immigrants get to live in the wealthiest state of the union, Democrats get to say we paid war reparations for the Mexican-American War, and Republicans get rid of the bluest state of the union from Congress as well as Hollywood's liberal celebrity influence.

    It's a win-win-win situation. What's the problem?
    Good luck balancing the budget without the help of our most populous state and the the state with the highest GDP in the country. Although if it means an electoral advantage, I guess the party probably would happily give up that part of its platform.
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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Good luck balancing the budget without the help of our most populous state and the the state with the highest GDP in the country. Although if it means an electoral advantage, I guess the party probably would happily give up that part of its platform.
    California operates at a deficit. Selling would relieve debt, not add onto it.

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    California operates at a deficit. Selling would relieve debt, not add onto it.
    The CA budget is different from the federal budget. Over the past decade, CA has often contributed more to the federal government in taxes than it gets in services (as do many blue states, in fact).

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    The CA budget is different from the federal budget. Over the past decade, CA has often contributed more to the federal government in taxes than it gets in services (as do many blue states, in fact).

    Federal Taxing and Spending Benefit Some States, Leave Others Paying Bill | Tax Foundation
    Is that difference greater than the internal budget deficit?

    If it's not, then it's unsustainable.

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    Re: Should Romney Advocate the Sale of California to Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I like the idea.California is attracting as many illegals as possible and most of those illegals are Mexican citizens .But we would have to sell California at a discount or barter some land to Mexico seeing how California is billions of dollars in debt, and Mexico is broke.After we sell California to Mexico we impose a high tariff on Mexican goods.
    This from a man where "common sense" exists.
    What is scary is that many men do "think" like this...
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    We conquered these lands, unfair and un-square, but that is the way things were.
    Now, we must learn to be tolerant.

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